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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 3rd, 2018

Forsyth

Bobby Ray Jones, 66, Cumming
Bobby Ray Jones, 66, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  He is preceded in death by his 2 sisters, Louise and Mildred. Survivors include his daughter and so ...

Gwinnett

Mary Nellessen, 94, Sugar Hill
Mary Nellessen, 94, a long-time resident of Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at the Life Care Center of Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, Georgi ...

Habersham

Clara McConnell Dodd, 85, Clarkesville
  Clara McConnell Dodd, age 85 of the Hollywood Community, Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, October 03, 2018. Born in Hiawassee, Georgia on November 17, ...

Hall

Emmitt Harold Adair, 78, Gainesville
Funeral services for Mr. Emmitt Harold Adair, 78, of Gainesville, GA, previously of Cumming, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Memorial Park Chapel in Gainesv ...
Kenneth L. Beasley, 74, Gainesville
Kenneth L. Beasley, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend passed away at his residence Wednesday, October 3, 2018. He was an avid hunter and dedicated and loya ...
Stephen Carter Eigel, Gainesville
Stephen Carter Eigel made a peaceful transition to his new home in heaven on October 3, 2018. He fought a 20+ year battle against “that nasty Mr. Parkinson” with courag ...
Winford (Hank) N. Millwood, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Winford (Hank) N. Millwood age 85 of Gainesville went to be with our Lord on Wednesday October 03, 2018. Mr. Millwood was a resident of Bell-Minor Nursing Home. He was a longti ...
Jose Guadalupe Soto Regalado, 85, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jose Guadalupe Soto Regalado, age 85, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by his family. Funeral Mass wi ...

Jackson

Noel Dean Hutchins, 50, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Noel Dean Hutchins, age 50, of Jefferson, Georgia. Mr. Hutchins passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at St Mary’s Hospital in ...
Terry Lee Iler, Sr, 59, Commerce
  Mr. Terry Lee Iler, Sr., age 59, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Iler was born in Lawrenceville to the late Jimmie ...

White

Blanche G. Bishop, 91, Sautee-Nacoochee
Blanche G. Bishop, widow of Cliff D. Bishop, passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 3, 2018 at the age of 91.  A long time resident of Decatur, and later, Conyers,&nbs ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.